UNA-MN is more than just advocacy—we support Minnesota educators across the state in the pursuit of great educational programming. Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly and its other multilateral bodies where students perform an ambassador role while debating topics such as gender equality, climate action, global health, and more.

Each year UNA-MN hosts fall and spring conferences where students from across the state come together to debate important, real world issues that the United Nations faces. This fall our Conference will be held at Macalester College on November 18th. Fifteen area High Schools and one Junior High School participated, bringing 510 students.

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The University of Minnesota, St. Thomas and Hamline University have hosted these events. In 2020 and 2021 we held three virtual Conferences, each with more than 250 students.  A highlight of any conference is a keynote address. Speakers have included UN members, US Senators and Representatives, and members of the business community.

For information on getting involved with Model UN, please contact info@unamn.org

Model UN in the Palm of Your Hand

The MyDiplomat app is a free education resource that will connect users with world issues at the forefront of UN policy debate. Simulations place a group of individuals in the shoes of diplomats, challenging them to think and speak about global issues from the perspective of another country’s ambassador. MyDiplomat is a fun, interactive way to learn about the UN while practicing important skills such as decision making, effective communication and critical thinking.

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